June 1, 2021
Although liposuction and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) surgeries are both focused on improving body contour, each has its differences.
Most women dream of having the ideal abdomen and being free of those annoying wobbly bits. On the other hand, more and more men are also concerned about their physical appearance and want to have the perfect abdomen, too. These two treatments are ideal for both men and women.
How is liposuction different from a tummy tuck?
The main difference between liposuction and tummy tuck is that the former is focused solely on removing excess fat.
Meanwhile, a tummy tuck is a more comprehensive procedure. It not only focuses on removing abdominal fat but also removing excess skin and tightening muscles.
These are two different procedures with similar, but contrasting results. Therefore, neither is better than the other. However, the correct treatment is selected depending on your goals and the current condition of your body.
What other differences are there?
- Liposuction is not an exclusive treatment for the abdomen. It works very well on other areas of the body with excess fat. On the contrary, abdominoplasty is a treatment to shape and perfect the abdomen.
- A tummy tuck requires a small incision, but this is well concealed due to its strategic location.
- Liposuction is a less invasive and less complex procedure. On the other hand, the tummy tuck requires more complex procedures as it works on fat, muscles, and skin.
Who is an ideal candidate?
Liposuction is aimed at people who want to remove only the fat accumulated in various areas of the body. For example, if you have stretch marks, excess skin, or large volumes of fat, this treatment is perhaps not for you.
Remember, liposuction has nothing to do with obesity or being overweight. It is for those people who have love handles and small accumulations of fat in some areas.
The tummy tuck is for you if you want to remove accumulated fat and also excess skin on the abdomen. This is mostly used for women with a history of several deliveries or cesarean sections. It’s for those that have excess skin and, in some cases, stretch marks. It is also ideal for those who have had a significant weight loss because in those cases the skin is flabby and sagging.
Can both procedures be combined?
Yes, absolutely! One of the current trends is to combine liposuction and tummy tuck treatment to achieve better results. Each patient has different needs and physical conditions. Therefore, it is important that you be evaluated by our specialist to determine which procedure is best for you.
In conclusion, liposuction and tummy tuck are different treatments. They offer successful results for each patient. The initial consultation and evaluation are important so that you can be examined and the specialist recommends what type of intervention is best for you.